Bandari cruise past KCB, Gor held

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Bandari FC players celebrate scoring in a past KPL match.They beat KCB 2-1 to bring to a halt their six-match winless run on Wednesday. PHOTO/COURTESY.

Bandari FC ended their six match winless streak after they hammered KCB 2-1 in an enthralling match played at the Mbaraki Stadium on Wednesday.

After a barren first half that was characterized by missed opportunities, William Wadri converted from the spot after KCB defender Sammy Mwangi was adjudged to have brought down Brian Otieno inside the box in the 47th minute.

The goal seemed to have awakened the Dockers who continued to push for an equalizer and they were duly rewarded on the 75th minute when substitute Yema Mwana connected a Cliff Kasuti’s inviting pass before rounding off the keeper to extend the lead.

However, the Bankers pulled one back courtesy of Simon Munala who took advantage of a poor clearing from Bandari’s center back Bernard Odhiambo to set up a tense end to the encounter.

Shaban Kenga should have put the match beyond the Banker’s reach but he fluffed his chance after leaving defenders Mike Kibwage and Dennis Odhiambo falling over themselves.

Collins Agade too had himself to blame after failing to connect to Danson Namasaka’s inviting cross even as the match came to an end.

The win cemented the Docker’s 11th position on the log with KCB remaining unmoved at 4th.

Elswhere, leaders Gor Mahia were lucky to escape with a draw after battling to a 1-1 draw against a resolute Western Stima in Bukhungu Stadium.

Gor found themselves a man down in the 15th minute after Joash Onyango was sent to the showers for a foul on teenage striker Benson Omala.

However, the defending champions stood firm and thwarted Stima’s forays into their quarter to head into half time in a barren draw.

Clifton Miheso put K’Ogallo in a commanding lead shortly upon resumption after a ferocious counter attack that left the powermen chasing shadows.

Stima however levelled matters through Billy Oromchan who took advantage of a defensive lapse in the opponent’s goalmouth to dink a lovely chip past Gor’s shot stopper David Mapigano.

The lanky goal poacher however soon turned from hero to zero after he was sent off in the dying minutes of the game.

The draw extended K’Ogallo’s stranglehold at the helm with 45 points, four ahead of second placed Tusker FC while Stima consolidated their 7th spot with 32 points.

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